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Pakistan Terror Attacks Kill Dozens

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:11
The death toll from multiple terror attacks across Pakistan rose to 72, officials said, making it one of the deadliest days in the country so far this year and prompting the government to ramp up security and counterterrorism operations.

China Charges Labor Activist for 'Picking Quarrels'

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:01
A Chinese activist who for years has documented worker unrest faced charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” on Friday, in a trial seen as a bellwether of Beijing’s approach to containing labor tensions.

High-Rises Across England Fail Safety Checks After London Fire

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:43
U.K. authorities said so far at least 27 high-rises across England have failed fire-safety checks prompted by the fire in a London residential tower earlier this month that killed at least 79 people.

More Than 100 People Possibly Buried by Landslide in China

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 06:51
A landslide that crashed into a mountain village southwestern China’s Sichuan province early Saturday was feared to have buried more than 100 people.

Fire Safety Fears Lead to Evacuation of Some Public Housing in London

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 02:13
Some 800 households are being moved from five residential towers in north London after the buildings failed to pass fire safety checks prompted by last week’s lethal blaze in a public housing high-rise.

European Central Bank Orders Two Italian Lenders Closed

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 01:39
Troubled Italian lenders Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza will be wound down after the European Central Bank decided Friday they are likely to fail.

Saudi Security Forces Foil Terrorist Attack in Mecca; One Dead

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:42
Saudi Arabian security forces Friday foiled a terrorist attack that was targeting the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, a Saudi interior ministry spokesman said.

'The Last Battle for Democracy in Venezuela'

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:30
Under Nicolás Maduro, a country that had been one of Latin America’s wealthiest is having its democratic institutions shredded amid rising poverty and corruption.

May's Offer on Citizens' Rights Draws Tepid EU Reaction

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:59
British Prime Minister Theresa May got a lukewarm response to her proposal on the post-Brexit rights of EU citizens in the U.K., with both sides acknowledging that significant differences will need ironing out.

State Department to Cut Afghanistan, Pakistan Special Envoy

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:48
The U.S. will eliminate the post of special envoy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, leaving the Trump administration without a policy point person, current and former U.S. officials said.

North Korea Calls U.S. Furor Over Warmbier a 'Smear Campaign'

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:40
North Korea lashed out at the U.S. over criticisms of the treatment of Otto Warmbier, who died after his return home in a coma, in a sharply worded statement that is likely to further inflame tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

Man Charged With Terrorism-Related Murder in London Van Attack

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:55
U.K. police said they had charged a man with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder in connection with the attack on Muslim worshipers in north London this week.

U.K. Police Say Cladding From Grenfell Tower Failed Fire-Safety Tests

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:15
Samples of cladding taken from the London high-rise that burnt down last week, killing at least 79 people, failed fire-safety tests, police said Friday, adding they were considering a range of potential charges in the case, including manslaughter.

Australia Joins Philippines' Fight Against Islamic State-Linked Militants

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:06
Australia is sending two patrol planes to the Philippines—where it has long deferred to the U.S. on security issues—to back Philippine troops fighting a Muslim-extremist group on the southern island of Mindanao.

Venezuelans Risk Their Lives in Sea Trips to Feed Families

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:53
As the country’s economy crumbles, desperate residents are undertaking risky sea passages to barter for goods in Trinidad, and the outcomes are sometimes tragic.

India Shoots for the Moon, Chasing Influence Closer to Home

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:31
India is going up against China in a new Asian space race, trying to tighten its control of regional skies and alliances by leveraging its ability to send satellites into orbit inexpensively.

Russia Fires Cruise Missiles at Islamic State Weapons in Syria

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:59
Russian armed forces launched a cruise-missile attack on Islamic State targets in Syria’s Hama province, the defense ministry said.

Arab States Demand Qatar Close Al Jazeera, Shutter Turkish Base

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:46
Saudi Arabia and other Arab states have called on Qatar to shut down state broadcaster Al Jazeera and close a Turkish military base in the Persian Gulf state, according to a draft list of demands offered up to end a diplomatic spat.

Ex-U.S. Government Worker Charged With Spying for China

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:13
Kevin Mallory was arrested on espionage charges after he allegedly gave classified defense information to a suspected Chinese government agent.

Backlash Over Ad Giant's Withdrawal from Cannes Festival

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 03:21
Publicis Groupe has been met with scorn after announcing its hiatus from the annual ‘festival of creativity,’ when advertising executives, as a matter of ritual, flock to the French Riviera for events to honor the best work.